healthyfutures

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Parent Communication Study: Healthy Futures significantly increases parent/child communication about sex Evidence Based Study of Healthy Futures: Healthy Futures Program and Adolescent Sexual Behaviors in 3 Massachusetts Cities Logic Model Theoretical Models Curriculum Outline: 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Fidelity Tools: 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Redlight Greenlight …

Parents and teachers need 20/20 clarity about the REAL 4/20 Story

The Surgeon General’s Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health outlines a series of recommendations to improve youth mental health across eleven sectors, including young people and their families, educators and schools, and media and technology companies. Topline recommendations include Increasing timely data collection and research to identify and respond to youth mental …

The Truth About Marijuana Webinar

You are registering for, “The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story” on Friday, May 20th, 2022 at 2:00 PM MST

Protecting Children from Predators

As I look back on the years when I was teaching sexuality education in the public schools, I remember that nearly every time I completed the lesson, we called the “Love Test,” I would have at least 3 to 4 students waiting to talk to me after class. The love …

Collateral Damage- Avoiding mental illness during a pandemic

The collateral damage resulting from lockdowns during the Covid-19 national response has been devastating, with young people struggling to cope with a range of issues, including how to manage negative feelings of depression, along with anxiety and thoughts of suicide.  Independent research presented this month by Dr. William Merchant from …

Strong Scientific Evidence of Healthy Futures Nu-CULTURE

When school districts and community-based organizations implement Healthy Futures Nu-CULTURE program, they know they are implementing a program that is based on evidence. Not only strong theory but a program that is likely to impact behavior. The 2016 peer reviewed study by Calise, Chow, Dore, et al., found that female …

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Our Programs & Services

Healthy Futures believes positive youth development requires a multi-level approach. As such, Healthy Futures includes classroom-based education, peer education through after-school and summer programs, parent education workshops, school and community connections, and web-based resources. These programs provide a holistic, multifaceted approach promoting positive youth development. Healthy Futures is dedicated to …

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Meet Our Team

    Rhea Gordon, Executive Director Rhea is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Healthy Futures. She has twenty years of experience developing and cultivating youth through positive relationship education. Rhea specializes in empowering youth to make and maintain healthy choices, equipping parents and community stakeholders to support healthy youth …